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Old January 9th, 2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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Record level - using SONY ACID

I've got a cassette player wired into my LINE IN jack on the back of the PC.

I want to change the RECORD LEVEL when I record the audio - as it appears to be too low in the LEVEL METER.

When I increase the regular WINDOWS AUDIO LINE-IN control it gets louder in the speakers that are hooked up to the PC but it does not change the LEVEL METER levels.

Does this make sense? What am I doing wrong?
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Old January 9th, 2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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The Windows Volume Control has separate panels for record and playback. If you're not accessing the whole thing, use the start menu to find it, usually in accessoires/entertainment. Click Options then Properties and you'll see what I mean.
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Old January 9th, 2006, 05:53 PM   #3
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Thanks - that was exactly my problem.

I can even adjust for the fact that the left track is so low compare to the right track and get a nice raw wav file without having up the volume later.

Thanks again.
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Old January 9th, 2006, 06:09 PM   #4
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Is it better though?

If I've got a bad cassette - fixing on record brings in some hiss...

Should I try to balance the channels and increase the volumn in ACID?

Or is that just increasing missing volumn anyway?

I'm confused...
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Old January 9th, 2006, 09:29 PM   #5
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Frank, I don't know anything about ACID, but hiss is always a potential problem when you raise volume, no matter how you do it. This is true with microphones, and even more true with tape, because it's a hissy medium.

I assume that ACID has some noise reduction functions that will address hiss after you get the levels to where you want them. Hopefully a knowledgeable user wiill kick in. Good luck.
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